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I am an experienced online journalist and political editor working for Trinity Mirror papers in the West Midlands and the North East, based in the Parliamentary Press Gallery at Westminster.

I understand how government, Parliament and political parties work. I am equally at home digging out stories from data, social media or interviews as I am covering major set-piece events or explaining how things work to readers.

I produce content which is shareable and promote my work on social media.

My experience with content management systems and knowledge of HTML allows me to include charts, embedded content from third parties and formatting in my work, to create content which encourages interaction and keeps readers on the page.

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Pro-EU Tories urge David Cameron to keep Britain at the heart of Europe

Pro-European Conservative MPs have urged the Prime Minister to ensure Britain plays a leading role at the heart of the European Union, in the run-up to David Cameron’s long-awaited speech on Europe.

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West Midlands News: Prime Minister will press ahead with bid to redraw boundaries

David Cameron is to press on with a Commons vote to redraw parliamentary boundaries and cut the number of constituencies in the West Midlands by five, despite suffering a bruising defeat in the House of Lords.

A No 10 spokesman said last night that Mr Cameron still intended to hold...

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Other UK business news: ‘Region hampered by lack of direct flights from Birmingham’

A lack of direct flights from Birmingham to other parts of the world is costing jobs in the region, a business leader has told MPs.

Jerry Blackett, chief executive of the Birmingham Chamber Group, urged the Government to back Birmingham Airport as he gave evidence to the Commons Transport Committee,...

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Birmingham Council cabinet member for contracts warned not to tie small business in red tape

Birmingham City Council’s new cabinet member for contracts and commissioning has been warned not to create too much red tape for small and medium enterprises in his new social charter.

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West Midlands News: The Midland seats targeted for General Election victory

Conservatives and Labour are targeting seats in Birmingham, Dudley and Walsall, as both parties set out their plans for winning a majority at the next General Election.

Black Country MP Tom Watson (Lab, West Bromwich East), Labour’s deputy chairman and campaign co-ordinator, has revealed that he is “confident” Labour will...

Read more http://www.birminghampost.net/news/west-midlands-news/2013/01/15/the-midland-seats-targeted-for-general-election-victory-65233-32597970/

Politics News: Police and Crime Commissioner to appoint three £22,500 assistants

The new Police and Crime Commissioner for the West Midlands is to appoint three assistants paid £22,500 each - for working just ten days a month or less.

Their appointment comes even though the Commissioner already has a deputy, who is paid £65,000.

Commissioner Bob Jones said the new appointments...

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What the coalition half-term report should really say

It was two-and-a-half years ago that David Cameron and Nick Clegg appeared together at a press conference in a Downing Street garden to publish an historic agreement setting out what they planned to achieve in a coalition government.

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Jonathan Walker Political Editor of the Birmingham Post, Birmingham Mail, Sunday Mercury, Coventry Telegraph, Newcastle Journal, Newcastle Chronicle and Sunday Sun.

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